Thursday, December 16, 2010
With one new furry addition to our family this year it seems we'll be adding another member in the year to come. It will be our first born scheduled to arrive in May (May the 4th be with you actually!). We're both very excited and are anxiously awaiting this tiny person who's currently a float in my beautiful wife's belly. This years card was one I personally like over the previous years since it features so many of our companions at home, I had more time and also because it captures us best, I think. Although, I may have been too generous on the amount of hair I drew for myself....
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, New Year!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here's a pic I've been working on for a while that's for Paul Stachniak and his online radio show called the Rewind. It features the four hosts in a pose some fans of the movie Anchor Man might recognize. From the left we have Ryan, Paul, Steve and Nathan. This was a fun project but always challenging when you don't know some of the people being caricatured. Knowing someones personality changes a drawing as many can attest to. Thank goodness for facebook, without it getting the likeness would be based on the bias of 2 photos. Feel free to check out the site and also the podcasts available on iTunes at the link below.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here's a picture we had framed for a wedding gift for our good friends Brad & Erin's . It depicts a very cool landmark in downtown Toronto that timeless and always a easy on the eyes. The picture took a good length of time to draw and required a lot of strokes to get any kind of mid tone. Next time I'll have to use a wash to save my wrist from strain and speed up the process.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
After two rejections we finally won on the 3rd try with the magic of a unicorn replacing our former star "Simianne" the chimp. Here's my final rendered Unicorn for newly released, playable and fully available iPhone game Milk My Unicorn. Only $1 at the app store. Brought to you by the wonderful people at Splashworks.com.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Here's an illustrated graphic I created for a friends weekend Bachelor party to Cleveland this past weekend. We had a blast and I must say Progressive stadium has the best hot dogs and mustard I've ever had. Cleveland has a very nice clean downtown area, I look forward to going back and hopefully can do the rock n roll marathon in May 2011.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here is a pen illustration I did for two friends that just got married in July. The image is based off a photo I took in Jamaica of a wheel once used for a sugar mill that resides in garden. It took a while to finish but I'm pleased with it and look forward to the next pen drawing ahead.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
After perhaps a year's work or more of development at http://www.splashworks.com/ we have completed and released Milk My Monkey for the iPhone. I've decided to post a few of the many images for Milk My Monkey that I had the pleasure to work on. Despite the app being rejected on it's first pass I think it may resurface with some censorship.
Our goal with these characters was to capture a similar feel to the artwork by Spumco (Ren & Stimpy) and I really hope that comes across. It's definitely a deviation from my personal style and comfort zone but it had most certainly provided a good challenge.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I haven't posted much lately with the arrival of an early summer and the various events that seem to come along with it. It's not from lack of desire but rather an abundance of distraction! I wish I had more time to post lately but I'll take what I can get of this good weather while it's here! Anyhow, here's a quick pen sketch from Killarney Provincial Park. It's a drawing depicting a small portion of the island we camped on.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Here's an illustration I felt compelled to do after playing through the God of war Collection for the PS3. Not only were the games a great deal of fun but the story, artwork and effort that went into these games is incredible. I found myself fascinated by the Greek mythological world they presented. As absurd as it was at times it fit the bizarre stories I remembered reading in grade school about the Gods of ancient greece. These dieties of old were nasty spiteful beings with the same desires as men despite their great powers. I find it really intriguing that ancient mythology like this still holds up so well today. I can rant and rave for a while about the GoW series but I'll leave it at this.
As for the illustration I'm actually painting it in photoshop and aiming for a nice rendered look. Here's an updated painted version...still need to fix a few things...almost done!
I'd personally play through the series again if and when the time to do so comes around.